PROVIDENCE, R.I. - June 20, 2011 - Erin Wilkinson, DBA of Johnson & Wales University’s College of Business was granted a Fulbright scholarship to continue her small business development work with women in Zanzibar and Tanzania. Dr. Wilkinson, who teaches marketing at the Providence Campus, has a long history of consulting small businesses, especially in Africa. She went to Gambia this spring to lend her expertise to the TRY Association, which supports more than 500 women who harvest oysters for a living. In 2008, she did similar work in Zanzibar. “Empowering women, and training them in small business development, are important and needed,” Wilkinson says.
Sustainable entrepreneurship is drawing to the forefront of small business development, she points out. “African women are part of its future.”
Learn more about Dr. Wilkinson and our other faculty making an impact in business.Wilkinson’s project was sponsored by the US Agency for International Development, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund and the Coastal Resource Center at the University of Rhode Island.